UK announces additional aid to Somalia

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By KBC Reporter

 The United Kingdom has announced an additional aid package of about 77 million pounds to Somalia to help tackle the current humanitarian due to the prolonged drought.

The announcement was made by the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, who visited Somalia to assess the drought situation that has forced hundreds of thousands of residents to abandon their homes in search of food and shelter.

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About 6 million people   are acutely food insecure and in need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia. Of these, nearly 3 million need urgent life-saving assistance.

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Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people are on the move in search of food, water and treatment for malnutrition and diseases.

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The Secretary of State noted the latest assistance was in addition to the 100 million pounds of aid disbursed by Britain to Somalia since her last visit earlier this year.

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Expressing his gratitude to the donors Mohamed Moalim the Permanent Secretary of the federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, noted that the Somali government has adopted new policies that give priority to humanitarian and emergency assistance even as the country pursues its development agenda.

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